Borough Green - flushing to protect water quality

Work is being carried out to clean water mains in Borough Green to safeguard the quality of drinking water.
It is part of maintenance on South East Water’s underground mains.

What is flushing?
Flushing allows naturally occurring harmless deposits inside the network – such as iron or manganese – to be removed.  While these naturally-occurring deposits are not harmful, they can temporarily discolour the water.

Why do we use this method?
Flushing the water mains from the start to finish of the network – from service reservoirs, which store fully treated drinking water, to the point at which it supplies customers – is a very effective way of cleaning the inside of water mains.

How is flushing carried out?
Flushing involves directing water through the pipes quickly to draw the sediment deposits –out of the network.
 Once the water reaches its journey’s end, the flushed water containing these deposits is directed into the drains.

Is flushing the only way it can be done?
We are careful to only use the amount of water needed to clean the pipes and flushing stops as soon as the whole system is running clear.
and flushing stops once the whole system is running crystal clear as usual.
 
Will flushing affect my water supply?
During the flushing process customers may notice a reduction in water pressure, and possibly some discolouration, but this is temporary and can be solved by running the kitchen tap until the water runs clear.

Flushing will take place from Tuesday 3 January in the following roads:

Week one
A227
Borough Green Road
Dene Lodge Close
Fairfield Gate
Fairfield Road
High Street
Sevenoaks Road
Station Court
Station Road
Western Road
Wrotham Road
Wye Road

Week two
Bourne Enterprise Centre
Stone Court
The Avenue
Hill View Close
Hill View
A25
Griggs Way
Hunts Farm Close
Maidstone Road
Crow Hill Road
Lingfield Road
Sandy Ridge
Ascot Close
Crow Hill
Minter Orchard
Annetts Hall
Tolsey Mead
Eaglestone Close
The Crescent
TollGate Mews
Crouch Lane

Week three
Tillmans
The Landway
Quarry Hill Road
Harrison Road
McDermott Road
Abbott Road
DryLand Road
Crowhurst Road
Lendon Road
Hornet Buissness Estate
Staleys Road
Tilton Road
Staleys Acre
Wyatts Close
Rock Road
Tavern Close
Fox Lea
Works Company
Walker Place
Borough Green Road
Durlings Orchard
Rushmere Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Western Road
High Street
Sevenoaks Road
Borough Green Road
Station Road
A227
Wrotham Road
Wye Road
Fairfield Road
Fairfield Gate
Dene Lodge Close
Station Court
Bourne Enterprise Centre
Stone Court
The Avenue
Hill View Close
Hill View
A25
Griggs Way
Hunts Farm Close
Maidstone Road
CrowHill Road
Lingfield Road
Sandy Ridge
Ascot Close
CrowHill
Minter Orchard
Annetts Hall
Tolsey Mead
Eaglestone Close
The Crescent
TollGate Mews
Crouch Lane
Tillmans
The Landway
Quarry Hill Road
Harrison Road
McDermott Road
Abbott Road
DryLand Road
Crowhurst Road
Lendon Road
Hornet Buissness Estate
Staleys Road
Tilton Road
Staleys Acre
Wyatts Close
Rock Road
Tavern Close
Fox Lea
Works Company
Walker Place
Borough Green Road
Durlings Orchard
Rushmere Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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